Morgan Powell Obituary

CHAMPAIGN – Morgan E. Powell, caring listener, mischief maker, joke-teller, quip-slinger, ditty-singer, hug-aholic, gentle lover of people, home and guerrilla gardener, once called a combonist tromposer, light handed teacher, charismatic band-leader, as comfortable talking to his audience as playing his horn (and boy, did he play that horn), died Aug. 20, 2023 after a year of valiantly fighting metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Digitized collections by Morgan Powell, free to download and play.

This is a paper written for a class at Temple University – Creative Process.

An artist composes of himself and his times. Morgan Powell has been known as the simplest of people and the most complex at the same time.

There is a new (2017) set of recorded music compositions and improvisation from 1957 through 2014 by Morgan online titled Organic Roots. Music on these 5 CDs cannot be purchased as disks but can be heard at various online music sources (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Pandora, etc.).

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“…Through the processes of composing, performing, and hearing this music the bar is raised to a new level of what constitutes ‘creative’ music.” — Jim McNeely, jazz pianist/composer “…Powell’s music sits at the intersection of the experimental jazz tradition and …

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There is an element in Powell’s music, maybe it’s the jazz esthetic, that infuses a graceful linear clarity. As each piece is experienced, it seems to curve more often than it corners. The end result for this listener is that …

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Sounding Our Depths: The Music of Morgan Powell – by Ann Starr. Available for purchase on eBay or contact Morgan Powell.

Morgan Powell Music Manuscripts, 1958-2014 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Morgan Powell on the Creative Process: The Reality of Maborosi, Ann Starr, NewMusicBox, The Web Magazine from the American Music Center

Moving Away from the Center of Jazz: Thomas Wirtel, a.k.a. Thomas Shabda Noor, Ann Starr, NewMusicBox, The Web Magazine from the American Music Center

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